Bikers deliver Easter treats to Comet country charities

THEY may not look like your traditional Easter bunnies, but members of a Comet country motorcycle club proved just as charitable after delivering more than 150 Easter eggs to children and the elderly.

The 5 Counties Motorcycle Club, which is based near Hitchin, held an Easter egg run to deliver the chocolatey treats to charities and hospitals in the area.

The 50 club members begun their feat by riding to Home Farm Trust in Shefford, a charity which supports people with learning disabilities.

Residents there were presented with an egg, and were able to look and sit on the motorcycles.

The group then made its way to Burleigh House Residential Home in Baldock.

Over Easter weekend, the club members also visited the children’s wards at both Lister Hospital and Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Relatives of the children on the wards were present, with a small party held to celebrate the occasion.

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“Both staff and residents at the homes were very grateful,” said club secretary Colleen Spinas.

“At Home Farm, the residents all sat on the motorbikes and had their photos taken. We had a chat and a great time.

“The Lister Hospital visit was actually kept as a secret to surprise the children, and they were really pleased.

“I think the parents were really happy with what we were doing, and one father in particular said it had lifted his son’s spirits.

“We were just delighted that we could help out.”